[OS X TeX] Begining in Mac-TeX

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Wed Apr 4 07:12:38 EDT 2007

Daniel's advise is excellent. You may also want to look at Gerben's site

and read the related (Feb-Mar) discussions on the list, in particular:

Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:22:07 +0200
From: Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com>
Reply-To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Re: [OS X TeX]


On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Daniel Becker wrote:

>> ``1.  Download the latest version of TeXShop
>>  2. Locate and open the TeXShop .dmg file and drag TeXShop to your
>> Applications folder (if you wish, place TeXShop in the Dock)
>>  3. Place pdfsync.sty in your ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex folder (if
>> necessary, create the folders within your Library folder)
>>  4. Save the remaining files in the folder to a new folder called TeXShop
> There is also now an alternative and much easier way to go:
> www.tug.org/mactex/
> -> MacTeX
> -> MacTeXtras
> What you will get is a texlive distribution (I guess you have gwtex). And an 
> small application in system utilities to switch between installations. and 
> all the applications to edit your l.tex files, the bibliographies tec.
> gwtex is smaller and generally more up to date. But it does not have 
> dropping.sty, texlive does....
>> 1) Doesn't  i-Installer install packages on the fly, like MikteX?
> no, unfortunately not.
>> 2) How can I install and where I put the packages always they are
>> required using TeXShop?
> the easiest is to put additional styles etc in your home-directory. For 
> example, I have my own copy of subeqnarray.sty here:
> /Users/daniel/Library/texmf/tex/latex/subeqnarray/subeqnarray.sty
> You do not need to figure out by yourself how the folder structure needs to 
> be below /Users/daniel/Library/texmf
> There is the application TCObrwoser that does not only help you to find the 
> documentation for packages but also to install packages in your home 
> directory. You get it together with Mactex or at 
> http://tcobrowser.sourceforge.net/
>> 3) Is there any configuration to be in TeXShop's preferences?
> ????
> Hope that helps
> Daniel

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